Long Stay Permit
A Long Stay Visitor Permit, is a permit granted to any person who intends to stay in Belize for a period not exceeding 6 months. A Long Stay Permit is valid for 6 months after the date issued.
- USD $500 per Adult.
- USD $200 per Child
Fees apply to the applicant and any accompanying dependents.
Applicants who meet the below requirements can apply:
- Applicant is a citizen or permanent resident of the European Union, United Kingdom, United States of America or Canada.
- Applicant is employed outside of Belize and
- has a minimum annual income of USD $75,000 if the person is applying alone or
- has a minimum annual income of USD $100,000 if the person is applying with dependents.
- A person issued a Long Stay Permit shall be entitled to enter and remain in Belize along with their dependents, for a period NOT exceeding six months in any calendar year, as stated in the permit.
- A person issued a Long Stay Permit or his dependents shall not engage in employment in Belize.
- A permit issued by the department under this section shall not be extended.
- Job Letter issued within 30 days of the application, if the applicant is employed by another person.
- Proof or registration of business and annual tax return, if the applicant is self-employed.
- Proof of annual income in the amount of at least:
- USD $75,000, if the person is applying alone; or
- USD $100,000, if the person is applying with dependents.
- Notarized banking reference and Statement of Account.
- Police Record from the applicant’s country of residence, issued within six months of application.
- Certified copy of the bio-data page of the Applicant’s passport, and Certified Copies of the bio-data page of each dependent’s passport.
- If the Applicant’s nationality is not in the Approved Countries List, but resides in a country that is in the list, then Applicant must provide Proof of Residence.
- Proof of travel insurance with a minimum health coverage of USD $50,000.
A Dependent can be
- The spouse of the applican
- An unmarried:
- Child or step child of the applicant, who is under the age of eighteen years; or
- Adopted child of the applicant who was adopted in a manner recognized by the law, and is under the age of eighteen years; or
- Any other person certified as a dependent, by order of a court.